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Jul 20, 2016 at 12:27 am #3415164
How about Nike Terra Kiger 3s? I went from Altras (Superior/Olympus) to Nike, slightly less room in the toe box but wider in the mid foot with the Nikes, only dislike is the 4mm drop. I have flat feet/low arches and overpronate and I definitely pronate less with the Nikes. They also come in black.Jan 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm #3374696
I have the Leadville Pacers with hemp laces. Like Jennifer said, they’re firm, no droop with the shoe sticking straight out but super flexible. They’ll mold slightly to your feet after a couple of hikes. I don’t recommend traditional laces if you’re doing a lot of hills. I bruised the top of my right heel bone pretty good before I got the lacing and walking down, 6 months later I still get occasional pain.Jan 1, 2016 at 12:15 am #3373476
@Robert Meurant Thanks. Any chance you have a weight for the inner too?Dec 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm #3373333
I’m also interested in the Merrells.Dec 29, 2015 at 2:06 am #3372954
@Robert Meurant Do you have any pictures of your fabric inner? I asked MLD recently if they would build a inner with cuben panels half way but couldn’t at the moment due to the season picking up. Didn’t know LG had a similar option.
LG recently updated their site with all the inner options. Can the 3/4 inner be pitched with the pole on the outside if it was angled?
Any body using a LG inner in a Duomid or MLD inner in a LG?Dec 25, 2015 at 1:46 pm #3372390
How’s the drop tail? With biking clothing it usually seems a bit long when you’re not on the bike.Dec 22, 2015 at 10:50 am #3371808
Any chance anyone has a pair of Slim Dungarees or Climbers? Just wondering on the weight. Been on the look out for slim pants and I keep coming back to Outlier.Dec 17, 2015 at 3:22 pm #3370977
I’m still in the boat, been on the search for one to replace my med Rab Alpine Jacket and med Montbell UL Down Inner Parka. The Rab’s zipper busted and I lost some weight so the Montbell fit is too loose.
Must have a hem drawcord and zip pockets which the Rab lacked and adjustable or elastic cuffs which the Montbell lacked.
So far tried a small 2015 Rab Alpine Jacket. Revised for 2015, thought they might have changed the fit. Still has the Euro cut with tight arm pits. Same with a Montane Featherlite Jacket, not as tight though. Montane has the same fill weight as the Rab but you can definitely tell there was less down, especially in the arms.
Waiting for my Patagonia UL Hoody to come in. If that doesn’t fit I’ll give Yeti a look, wasn’t on my radar.Dec 6, 2015 at 4:52 pm #3369018
Arcteryx Squamish windshirt. Replaced my 2012 Patagonia Houdini, lost some weight so the Houdini was a bit big. The adjustable cuffs and non floppy hood on the Squamish are worth the extra 1.5 oz weight increase.
Zebralight H600w Mk II and H600Fw Mk II headlamp. Heavy at 4 oz each, but can’t beat the run time with the 18650 battery or the overkill 900+ lumens. For trail running using the flood on my waist and spot on my head work really well.
Runner up: Injinji toe socks. Had a lightweight Coolmax version develop a toe hole after one hike and a midweight Nuwool develop a toe hole after one trail run. Never developed toe holes in my regular socks. If they didn’t have durability problems they’d be my favorite piece for sure.Dec 6, 2015 at 12:14 am #3368873
Pre 2012 Patagonia Houdini or Arcteryx Squamish, pre 2014 has a higher HH IIRC. Went from the Houdini to the Squamish, small Squamish is 1.5 oz heavier than a medium Houdini. Houdini cuffs are a bit big, hood is floppy if you’re not wearing a hat and the torso is baggy.
Search Richard Nisley’s post on windshirts for all you need to know.Nov 18, 2015 at 12:42 am #2238822
Any chance you know what the lumens are when it dims? Just bought a ZL H600w Mk II to supplement my H600Fw Mk II. A bit overkill but I do love the 900+ lumens.Nov 16, 2015 at 1:57 am #2238386
I feel the same with my H600Fw Mk II and I'm thinking of picking up a non flood version so I can also use one on my waist.Nov 16, 2015 at 1:52 am #2238385
With the 8 hour run time at 600 lumens, I'm assuming it's not regulated? Run time on my H600Fw Mk II at 590 lumens is listed at 2.5 hours, with max 970 lumens listed as approximately 2 hours. In actual use it only lasts me 1.5 hours at max lumens before it automatically steps down with a 3400 mah Panasonic 18650.Nov 11, 2015 at 4:51 pm #2237540
When I use the sort option on this thread it does it too. Edit: Now it's bringing up this: "Compass Broken? The page you were after (unspecified error.html) is lost in the woods. You may have followed a bad link or mis-typed a URL. That’s most likely what went wrong. For now, you may want to load our home page, try a search (see the upper right for the search box), or get in touch to ask for what you're after." Edit 2: After I get the thread no longer exist page, if I go back to the top, click Community, find the thread again, the chronological order is now switched.Nov 11, 2015 at 1:46 pm #2237497
Using the sort option brings up a new page saying "The specified forum thread no longer exists or never existed." Anyone having this issue?Oct 27, 2015 at 6:37 pm #2234454
I ended up with Prana Brion pants. Slimmer fit, multiple inseams (30, 32, 34), DWR coated, multiple colors, stretch fabric. Found most hiking pants were too baggy, only offered in one inseam, or had too many extra pockets. I also have Montane Featherlite wind pants when there's bigger temperature changes throughout the day so I can switch between shorts and pants.Sep 10, 2015 at 1:32 pm #2225968
I relegated my Olympus 1.0s to road running only. Not a fan of the stack height, lack of proprioception, and lack of grip. Only thing I like about the fit is the toe box. Still narrow in the mid foot for me and no matter how I tie the laces I still get my toes jammed on the downhill. I rolled my ankles a lot too but always caught myself, never happened with my minimal shoes. I went back to NB Minimus Trails/Luna Sandals but I still want to give Lone Peak or Superiors a try.Aug 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm #2223215
Try calling? IIRC my email was answered in less than a week for my MSR Hubba fly delaminating (which was a common problem from what I've read). They had me ship my tent back to them and sent me a brand new Hubba.Aug 25, 2015 at 1:29 am #2222882
Thanks for the picture. I'm using the traditional laces (Tried them all except ATS and 3/8th leather, hemp works the best so far) and once I get the lacing dialed in, I only have minor discomfort between the toes on steep downhills occasionally. I am developing calluses on the outside of my heels, no pain though. "be careful if you make a switch from "normal" footwear to some of the 0-drop, ultralight sandals being recommend here. if you plan on wearing them for an extended period of time, many if not most will require a break-in period for their foot and stride to get accustomed to the minimal support, padding and 0-drop. if you heel strike first you may need to migrate to a forefoot, midfoot strike or experience some impact stress. if you haven't hiked in sandals the keen's have the rubber toe and firm foot bed for a reason. catching a big toe on a root or feeling sharp rocks through the foot bed of your shoe is not fun. " Had minimal Inov8s/New Balances and maximal Altra zero drop shoes for a while so I transitioned pretty quick with the foot strikes. I get some foot pain in my Altras but it all goes away when I wear my Luna sandals. Ironically I haven't stubbed my toes while hiking but have in my house on my bed frame after I bought my Lunas.Aug 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm #2222115
1. Montane Featherlite wind pants.
2. North Face Better Than Naked 5" split shorts.
I'm usually in shorts down to 40-50* weather so it's rare I pull out the wind pants.Aug 15, 2015 at 9:52 pm #2221288
"Yes, Huaraches seem expensive. I also paid a ridiculous amount for my Lunsandals Oso. But: I love these things and wear them as often as I can. On a roadtrip through southern California about two months ago, I barely wore anything else. Car driving, sight-seeing and day-hiking, they excelled at everything."
How's your Oso tread doing? I have the Venado and Leadville Pacer, been looking the the Skinny Bear (Oso sole, leather top) for mixed terrain. I know the Leadvilles will wear fast on the pavement, wondering if the Osos are the same.Aug 14, 2015 at 10:22 pm #2221135
1. LUNA Leadville Pacer
2. LUNA Venado
Past shoes consists of '12 Inov8 295s, Altra Olympus, NB Minimus 10v3 Trail.
295s were perfect other than raised the raised heel.
Olympus' were mediocre, didn't like the fit or stack height or lack of proprioception.
Minimus remind me of the 295s, 2E more narrow than 295s, tread rubber is too soft.
Been on the hunt for a zero drop, wide width, wide toe box shoe, no arch support/neutral shoe. Altra is my only option and the Olympus' were still a bit narrow mid foot. I'd like to give Lone Peaks or Superiors a try even though the Olympus' turned me off on the fit and quality.
Finally ended up with LUNAs, everything I'm looking for. I was going to go with a custom cut since their normal width were too narrow but found out they offer wide now, have to call to order them though. My only cons with the LUNAs are you will get rocks under your feet occasionally and since I went with traditional laces the lacing has to be spot on. They're always a conversation starter though.
LUNA Venado with leather laces.
Edit: Typos.Jul 20, 2014 at 11:27 pm #2121214
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter? Or their 4400 series Ice Pack and ask to have it modified for snow shoes.Jul 9, 2014 at 1:46 pm #2118514
Just one, Western Mountaineering Versalite, hooded sleeping bag, down, 10*F, 2 lbs. I like to sleep in just boxers and a tee and I'm a cold sleeper so it works well. Full zip so I can use it as a quilt in warmer weather. Spring through Fall I'm in the High Sierras, Winter I'm in Death Valley.
Only con to me is how much space it takes up in the pack.Jun 26, 2014 at 1:01 pm #2114895
I was looking at Hoka Stinson Evos, but they were too narrow for my feet so I ended up with Altra Olympus. Love the wide toe box and cushion, shoes never feel unstable. Only knock is the tread pattern. Not aggressive enough so I get a lot of slip on steep hillsides.